Mobility charity names new Scotland director

Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has appointed Rachael Murphy as its new Scotland director.

She joins the community transport association of the charity, which is dedicated to the public benefit of shared transport such as shared cars, bikes, e-scooters and rides.

In the months ahead it plans to create mobility hubs in communities, encourage further investment of car clubs and bike share schemes, and encourage the introduction of on-demand bus services to help the country meet its climate change targets.

She said “I’m so excited to be joining CoMoUK, working with colleagues and partners to make collaborative mobility an attractive and viable option for more people and communities across Scotland. I grew up in a car-free family and I have a personal appreciation of multi-modal, affordable public and shared transport.”

Richard Dilks, chief executive of CoMoUK, said: “Scotland faces unprecedented challenges in the face of the climate crisis and the devastation caused by Covid. While advances in technology can make transport more efficient and less environmentally damaging, it will not be enough to bring about the kind of change we need.

“Shared transport can help tackle this as it enables people to use transport without the need to own it, shifting to resources such as car clubs, bike share and shared rides.”